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Kalil McCoy's Mother Faces Daughter's Accused Killer for the First Time

10:17 PM, Oct 13, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "We won this one, but we're going to win the rest too," said Kalil McCoy's mother, Lynette Roback. 

Decked out in Kalil's favorite color, her mother, brother and sister came face-to-face with the man accused of manslaughter in the death of her 19-year-old daughter four months ago.

"He'll get a chance to see my face and look me straight in the eyes, whether he wants to or not. I'm going to look him straight in his face on that day, so that day's coming," she said.

Lynette Roback said Frederick Wade never did look at her in court today as he asked the judge to reduce his bond from $250,000 to $25,000.

"Justice was done. It wasn't granted, and we are grateful for that," she said.

Thursday was the first time she was able to deliver a victim's impact statement to the court, and she said nothing was going to stop her from speaking out against her daughter's accused killer.

"I was having an asthma attack in the courtroom, but I didn't go to the hospital until after the court proceedings, because I'm determined," she said.  

She said not one of the four men accused in her daughter's death have apologized for what happened to her, even though they called themselves her friends.

Roback said all four have been guests at her home, which is why she's moving out with her family before their trial begins.

"To constantly go through this reminder that if it wasn't for you my daughter would still be here," she said.  

Roback will have to wait until Wade is in court next month to face him again.










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